…I published my first blog post. Seven years! I still remember sitting on my front porch in a rocking chair, typing away on the same laptop and hitting the publish button. And to think I thought it was only going to last a week. Ha!
Some of my favorite stats, because after all, I am a list (and numbers) gal:
– I’ve published 654 posts
– Most popular day of the week: Wednesday // I’d like to thank All Over Albany for this!
– I’ve had readers from 112 different countries!
– I’ve installed a plugin that will now show the most popular posts moving forward (because I don’t know how to show it lifetime wise), but I do know for 2017, this has been the most popular post. It was my most favorite too!
Much has changed over the last seven years – within this space and my personal life. If you’ve followed along from the beginning, you know I’ve shared A LOT about a wide variety of topics: from being single, food, hiking, running, to meeting the beau, to working hard and setting many goals, reaching some goals and failing at others, going vegan, my ever growing love for essential oils and much, much more. While I don’t write as often as I’d like, I LOVE having a spot to look back on, with photographs, to reflect on. It’s fun seeing where I was x amount of years ago.
I go back and forth about keeping the blog / posting with each passing year, especially now because I feel like there are SO MANY blogs out there and many (that I use to read) no longer feel authentic. I get it, sponsorships pay the bills, but I don’t always feel the opinions are real. Anyone else feel that way?
At least until the end of the year (when I have to reconsider paying for all of this), I’m going to make more of an effort to share. I saw in my blog feed that one blogger is going to try and write every weekday for the entire month of August, or as she’s calling it, Blogust. I know, I know, we’re already three days into the month but just read about it this morning and am going to give it a go!